Volunteers welcome at Filberg Park in Comox

Do you love arts and crafts, great music and fabulous food? Are you passionate about your community?

Do you love arts and crafts, great music and fabulous food? Are you passionate about your community?

If so, you might consider volunteering at the 31st annual Filberg Festival from Aug. 2 to 5.

Event organizers need people who can spare at least eight hours — and who can smile and don a pair of sensible shoes.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the Filberg Festival,” producer Susan Lewis said.

There will be various orientation events such as a barbecue and a volunteer appreciation party in August.

“We take care of the volunteers well,” Lewis said.

The festival uses about 300 volunteers. Organizers are still looking for about 50 people of all ages to man the entrance gates and take tickets, among other tasks. A few team leader spots have opened up.

Environmental ambassadors — a new initiative — are also needed to help people recycle items in appropriate bins.

“It takes thousands of volunteer hours to make the festival a success,” Lewis said, noting the challenge of leaving the park in its pristine state once the fun is over.

A Festival Volunteer Drive is being held this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. to Shake It Up at the Filberg.

Attendees will be treated to a complimentary milkshake and entered in a chance to win two tickets to the Impossible Bird outdoor concert at the Filberg grounds July 4.

For more information, visit www.filbergfestival.com or contact info@filbergfestival.com.


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